Even in this time of silence, with self-isolation, Father Christopher Celentano advised the faithful to “invite the Lord to be there with you.”
Reconciliation, Franciscan Friar Rick Riccioli said, “is our return to God’s loving arms. … God looks at you with great tenderness, and all is forgiven.”
‘The Paschal Mystery in all its starkness and glory’: Holy Week celebrations curtailed to prevent disease spread
The coronavirus pandemic will require far-ranging sacrifices for the Church this Holy Week and Easter. Bishop Douglas J. Lucia is urging Catholics in the Syracuse Diocese to see the unusual circumstances as a way to deepen their faith.
The last three weeks have spurred a whirlwind of dramatic changes as the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s stressing out a lot of people.